THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR SHAZAM!
Shazam! is set to come out by the end of the week for US theaters, but luckily some fans from around the world have already been able to check out the film. It looks like DC has followed the trend of mid and post-credits scenes from Marvel, and the mid-credits scenes teases a new caterpillar villain.
So who was he?
If you're not familiar with your Shazam! lore, the caterpillar is actually Mr. Mind from the comics. He's a super intelligent worm that talks out of a voice box around his neck, and he's the leader of the Monster Society of Evil.
What's cool is, Mind's interaction with Sivana in the film was something that played out in the New 52 comics. The situation isn't exactly the same, but it still has Mind coming to Sivana, offering him an alliance.
via: DC Comics
In all honesty, Mind seems like a joke villain when you look at him, but I can imagine him being pretty formidable should he get written right. With Shazam! embracing the more silly parts of the comic universe, I think it would be interesting to see Billy Batson and the Shazam family go up against the Monster Society of Evil.
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's (Asher Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Zachary Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard (Djimon Hounsou). Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he'll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Strong).
Shazam! hits US theaters April 26.
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